Ray Bradbury Major adaptations: "Fahrenheit 451," "Something Wicked This Way Comes," "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms," "The Martian Chronicles," "The Ray Bradbury Theater" Major works unfilmed: "Dandelion Wine" What's the secret? Bradbury does not consider himself a science fiction writer, but the title has stuck. And perhaps it's his emphasis on humanity over ideas that has kept filmmakers returning to his stories over and over through the years. His stories have popped up in nearly every anthology TV series, from "The Twilight Zone" to "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" to his own anthology series "Ray Bradbury Theater." Mel Gibson worked for years to bring a new adaptation of "Fahrenheit 451" to the screen, but he was replaced in 2001 by director Frank Darabont. Though the project's history is tortured, it never seems to be allowed to disappear.
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